Cracking the speech code: A cross-linguistic neurobehavioral approach to language learning in typical and atypical populations

Organization profile

Organization profile

The project builds on international collaboration with matched funds to addresses language learning in typical and atypical populations (children with autism, dyslexia, and cochlear implants, who all have problems with speech perception). Three typologically representative languages, English (non-tonal language), Mandarin Chinese (tonal language), and Japanese (pitch accent language) are covered. Aim #1 is to apply sophisticated signal processing and statistical modelling in identifying biomarkers of speech and voice recognition deficits. Aim #2 is to investigate speech and voice processing in realistic and complex environments and how the brain mechanisms are shaped by learning experience and pathological conditions. Aim #3 is to develop tools that can deliver adaptive and customizable training methods that can optimize speech learning and social communication across ages and disorders. Our strategic plan will involve multi-year efforts in fundamental research and training, including the establishment of a scholarly exchange program and joint graduate program in speech-language-hearing sciences.

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Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity Medicine & Life Sciences
Learning Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Primary Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Neuropsychology Medicine & Life Sciences
Educational Status Medicine & Life Sciences
Impulsive Behavior Medicine & Life Sciences
Child Behavior Medicine & Life Sciences
Practice Guidelines Medicine & Life Sciences

Research Output 2003 2003

  • 1 Review article
41 Citations (Scopus)

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder evaluation and diagnosis: A practical approach in office practice

Reiff, M. I. & Stein, M. T., Jan 1 2003, In : Pediatric clinics of North America. 50, 5, p. 1019-1048 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Learning Disorders
Primary Health Care
Neuropsychology
Educational Status